Archive for 2014

New Compass learning management system is now accepting class registrations

It’s October, and with the new month comes a new learning management system, Compass! Compass replaces the TrainingForce online registration system across OHSU, and those of us used to searching for classes in the old system will be happy to see a more user-friendly interface. All class enrollment formerly accessed through TrainingForce can now be found in Compass. This includes research-related learning opportunities from RATE’s Essentials of Grant Administration to CRBO’s eCRIS training. Users can … Read More

Write Winning Grants: A seminar for clinician scientists, Nov. 14

Friday, November 14, 2014 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Old Library Auditorium The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is sponsoring “Write Winning Grants: A Seminar for Clinician Scientists,” on November 14, 2014.  This 8-hour seminar, taking place in the Old Library Auditorium, is geared toward clinicians and scientists who wish to improve their skills in obtaining research grant funds.  The seminar will address both the conceptual and practical aspects of grant writing.  The … Read More

NRSA Application Workshop, Oct. 20

If you’re planning to apply for a pre- or post-doctoral NRSA fellowship from the NIH in the near future, we encourage you to attend this workshop to learn about essential, non-research elements of your fellowship application. Topics covered include elements needed for an InfoEd proposal, how to develop a budget, how to manage reference letters, biosketches and PMCID numbers,and elements of a great training plan. This workshop is lead by Johanna Colgrove, M.D./Ph.D., program coordinator; … Read More

Reminder: Feedback requested about the Oregon Genetic Privacy Law

Are you a involved in genetic research? The Oregon Advisory Committee on Genetic Privacy and Research is soliciting stakeholder input to determine if the Oregon Genetic Privacy Laws are understood and that the goals of the Oregon legislature regarding genetic privacy are being accomplished. This group needs your help in identifying possible problems with laws that apply to use and retention of tissue samples or test results. You can provide feedback by taking this 10-15 … Read More

Mentored career development program in women’s health, applications due Nov. 3

The Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 program has announced a mentored career development opportunity for OHSU junior faculty members interested in interdisciplinary women’s health research. Potential clinically prepared applicants can propose projects across the full spectrum of research including basic science, clinical research, information technology, health services, patient-centered outcomes, policy, public health, behavioral and applied science. In addition to salary support (75% FTE up to $95,000), and travel and research funds … Read More

Invention, innovation & commercialization: OCTRI Biomedical Innovation Program Funding Q&A session, Oct. 13

OCTRI will be holding an informational Q&A session for the Biomedical Innovation Program Award, hosted by Eric Orwoll, M.D., Monday, October 13, 2014. This session is strongly recommended for those thinking about applying before the November 14th deadline. Current RFA and full opportunity information can be found here. Biomedical Innovation Program Award Q&A session October 13, 2014 at 12pm Mac Hall, rm 1162 Bench-to-beside device, diagnostic, and software development is the focus of OCTRI’s Biomedical … Read More

Applications for Burroughs Wellcome Fund Preterm Birth Initiative due Dec. 1

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Preterm Birth Initiative offers up to $600,000 over four years to both creative individual scientists and multi-investigator teams to approach the problem of preterm birth using creative basic and translation science methods. Molecular and computational approaches such as genetics/genomics, immunology, microbiology, evolutionary biology, mathematics, engineering, and other basic sciences hold enormous potential for new insights independently or in conjunction with more traditional areas of parturition research such as maternal fetal medicine, … Read More

Reminder: register for the 2014 TTBD Awards, Oct. 6

The office of Technology Transfer & Business Development invites the OHSU community to attend the 2014 TTBD Awards Ceremony. Awards will be presented to OHSU community members for their collaborations and efforts in licensing, sponsored research, patenting, and entrepreneurship. In addition, top honors will be awarded in the categories of New Inventor of the Year, Business Development Partnership, Technology Transfer Achievement, and TTBD Appreciation. Monday, October 6, 2014 Collaborative Life Sciences Building, PSU Lecture Hall, First Floor 5:00-8:00 … Read More

Collaboration in Collaborative Life Sciences Building yields hypertension breakthrough

David Ellison, M.D., professor of medicine at Oregon Health & Science University and staff physician at the Portland VA Medical Center, leads a group that has been studying causes of human hypertension. In a paper published September 24th in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, “Hyperkalemic hypertension-associated cullin 3 promotes WNK signaling by degrading KLHL3”, the group identified a novel and unexpected mechanism for this hypertensive disease.  This research was done in collaboration with groups in … Read More

OHSU Study shows 63% drop in uninsured Oregonians

A study released September 18 shows that the number of uninsured Oregonians fell by 63 percent from June 30, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Researchers at OHSU and the Oregon Health Authority  assessed whether policy changes associated with the Affordable Care Act changed the number of uninsured Oregonians. Support for the study was provided by the Oregon Health Authority and by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health Reform Assistance Network.

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